North East Scotland Members' Group Events
Latest information about work parties and events for members and supporters in the North East of Scotland
Looking to do some conservation work this year? Join members as they carry out various tasks to improve the ecology of the local area. Please contact NEScotland@johnmuirtrust.org if you'd like to attend.
Glen Tanar monthly conservation days for 2019
Help Eric Baird, head ranger of the beautiful Glen Tanar estate, with a variety of conservation tasks on a regular monthly work party (third saturday of every month, except December):
16 Feb / 16 Mar / 20 Apr / 18 May / 15 Jun / 20 Jul / 17 Aug / 21 Sep / 19 Oct / 16 Nov / 14 Dec (second Saturday)
Mar Lodge conservation days for 2019
14-15 May - tree planting
29-30 Oct - activity TBC
Overnight accommodation is provided by NTS Mar Lodge in their BaseCamp comfortable bunkhouse accommodation.
Balmoral Estate conservation days for 2019
4 Apr / 8 Aug / 4 Oct
Exact activities TBC but work will involve a mixture of upland minor footpath maintenance and low level conservation activities.
Please note that spaces are limited on the Balmoral and Mar Lodge events. Places for all the work parties will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis so if you are wishing to attend, or you'd like any more information, please contact NEScotland@johnmuirtrust.org as soon as possible.
A personal view of Glen Tanar
Find out what it's like to help at a work party on Glen Tanar Estate by reading volunteer Apithanny's blog on surveying wood ants. Picture below shows a Rose Chafer Beetle by Apithanny.